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Original poster
Jun 22, 2020
My Mac was registered in the macOS Public Beta just prior to Big Sur being officially released.

I wanted to update my software recently and when I opened it it asked if I would like to install 11.5 Beta, which I don't want to do. I just want to install the latest official release (11.4)

I clicked the button on the left to remove myself from the Public Beta Program, however it still has 11.5 as the next available update.

Is there a way I can make it forget about the 11.5 beta and let me just install 11.4


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Sep 21, 2012
In the middle of several books.
This link may be of help.
If that doesn't work, you will probably need to do a clean install of Big Sur. Some people have had problems with system updates still seeing their machine as being in beta.


macrumors 68030
Sep 13, 2002
Bristol, UK
If I want to come out of the Beta, I unroll like @Apple_Robert has explained. You Mac will stay on the current Beta release until the Official release catches up, then your updates will only be the official release moving forward.

Unfortunately you can't easily go back to a prior official release without a clean install.


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 22, 2020
I wasn't wanting to roll back. I was on 11.0 and wanted to upgrade to 11.4, but it was only offering me 11.5 beta despite unrolling myself from the program.
All good though as I ended up just doing a clean install for other reasons.
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